Host a Fundraiser

U are the UMDF!

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and its army of dedicated volunteers raised over $1.7 million in the past year for life-saving research and awareness. To build on that success, the UMDF needs YOU to increase awareness of mitochondrial disease in your community. And a great way to educate others about mitochondrial disease is to organize a fundraising event.

Browse through our “50 Ways to Fundraise,” and then contact the Special Events Department to get started today!

How the UMDF Special Events Department Can Help Your Event:

  • General fundraising and special event troubleshooting and guidance.
  • Budgeting guidance for your event.
  • Establishment of event timelines.
  • Custom web design with online registration or ticket buying capabilities for your event.
  • Targeted eBlasts about your event.
  • Publicity on the online UMDF Events Calendar.
  • Connections with local families.
  • Letters of endorsement for approaching donors and soliciting auction and donation items.
  • Assistance with writing grants and gathering necessary attachments.
  • Information about navigating local raffle laws.
  • Ready-to-use sponsor material.
  • Protocol for state regulation disclosures.

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